Drupal Video Conference Module

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Drupa Video Conference Module
  • Easy to install and configure Drupal modules
  • Users can create video conference rooms
  • Web based live video conferencing
  • PPV - Pay Per View support (Drupal 7)
  • Global rooms list support (Drupal 7)

VideoWhisper Drupal Video Conference is a modern web based multiple way video chat and real time file sharing tool that can easily be used on Drupal sites.

Video Conferencing Software

This integration is provided as a GPL module. Modules are available both for Drupal6 and Drupal7.

The module manages configuring the video conferencing software, creating and editing video conference rooms with mutliple settings, listing rooms, accessing room links and removing rooms. Drupal 7 integration includes Drupal Pay Per View Streaming support.

Find on this page: Demos, How does this work, Installation Instructions, Usage Instructions, Uninstall/Upgrade.

Demos for Drupal Video Conference

  • Drupal6 integration demo can be tested by registering a free account on the Video Conference Software Drupal 6 powered website.
  • Drupal7 integration demo can be evaluated on Webcam Presence Drupal 7 powered website.

After registering and login in, use Create Content / Add Content > Video Conference room or Video Conferences: Create new instant video conference room from the user menu to create a room for testing.

How does Drupal Video Conference integration work?

Site members (as allowed by role permissions) can instantly create video conference roomsand send the access links to other participants. rooms are created as Drupal nodes. Links are provided and can be shared by any method (email, instant message).

With this Drupal integration, room settings, including quality and streaming time, permissions to use features (globally by role and locally by room) can be defined and used to control quality and duration of service. This virtually allows website owner to provide controlled premium services.

Installation Instructions for Drupal Video Conference and Modules

Before installing, make sure your hosting environment meets all requirements.

1. If you're not hosting RTMP with us go to RTMP Application Setup for installation details.

If you already have an older version installed, make sure you uninstall that first.


Latest Drupal 7 version (7.x-4.62+):


2. Login to your Drupal administrator account and go from Dashboard to Administration>Modules:

- Get VideoWhisper modules or links from download page. There is an All Drupal 7 Modules download that includes all VideoWhisper integration modules, vwrooms and vwcredits.

- This module requires VideoWhisper Rooms (vwrooms), VideoWhisper Credits (vwcredits) and Date_api , Date_popup (from Date package). Install (Install new module) and enable these requirements first (one by one or with all modules pack - recommended).

- Install and enable Video Conference (vcnf) module. Should be in VideoWhisper category.

3. Click Configure for Video Conference on Modules screen, and fill your rtmp application path (get it from step 1). Change other settings as desired.

4. Click Permissions for Video Conference on Modules screen and enable permissions as desired.

Also give users permissions for Node section to create, edit, delete their own nodes.

Users can be allowed to create and manage their own rooms, visitors can be allowed to access rooms (so invite links work for people nor registered on the site) and admins to manage all rooms.


Older (Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 older than 7.x-2.00) :

2. Important: The standard Drupal module contains just the integration. You will also need to have the videowhisper application (which does not come with the regular tag.gz) copied to the website by FTP.

Download module & application, copy the files from the zip file including folder structure to your public website location.
If you already installed the drupal module, just copy the vconf folder and contents to the root of your drupal installation.
As a result you should have a vconf folder with the application in your drupal web root folder (usually public_html) and a vconf module:
/vconf
/sites/all/modules/vconf


3. Login to your Drupal administrator account and go to Administer > Site Building > Modules in Drupal 6 or Modules from dashboard in Drupal 7 and enable Video Conference. Should be in VideoWhisper category.
Click [Save configuration] button at page bottom.

4. Go to Administer > Site Configuration > Video Conference in Drupal6 or Video Conference : Configure in Drupal7 on Modules screen, and fill your rtmp application path (get it from step 1) and other settings.
Click [Save configuration] button at page bottom.

5. Go to Administer > User Management > Permissions , scroll down to vconf module in Drupal6 or Video Conference: Permissions in Drupal7 on Modules screen and enable permissions as desired.

Also give users permissions for Node section to create, edit, delete their own nodes.

Users can be allowed to create and manage their own rooms, visitors can be allowed to access rooms (so invite links work for people nor registered on the site) and admins to manage all rooms.

Click [Save configuration] button at page bottom.

Usage Instructions

After installation a new menu will be available for users: Videoconference Rooms. This will allow managing rooms created by that user and creating new rooms. rooms can also be created with Create Content > Video Conference room. rooms are generated as Drupal nodes.

room owners can define for each of their rooms multiple advanced settings, depending on permissions configured by Administrator. This includes streaming settings and permissions (access) to certain room features.

Administrators can configure permissions to use certain features for each role. This can be used only if enabled by room owner for that room.

Administrators can also control by permissions what parameters room owners can change. Defaults defined by administrators in module settings will be used for inaccessible parameters.

Uninstall/Upgrade Module

If you want to upgrade a module to a more recent version you will need to uninstall old version first.

  1. Login as administrator
  2. Go to Modules from dashboard in Drupal 7 or Administer > Site Building > Modules in Drupal 6
  3. Disable the module from VideoWhisper section and [Save Configuration]
  4. Go to Uninstall tab, Select module and [Uninstall], Confirm
  5. Go to Structure > Content Types and delete any remaining content types
  6. Go to Configuration > Performance > Clear Cache and Clear all Caches
  7. Optionally, with FTP remove these folders with old files from:
    1. /vcnf (Drupal 6 only)
    1. /sites/all/modules/vcnf
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Module License

This Drupal integration modules are provided with full php source code under GPL. This basicly means you can use, tweak, distribute the module php files as you wish. Contact us if you have interesting tweaks for this or derived modules and want to share these with the world.

 


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